UNESCO helps Ha Noi uphold cultural heritage values
Update: Jul 27, 2018
UNESCO attaches special importance to cooperation with Ha Noi, especially in preserving and upholding the values of cultural heritages, said chief representative of UNESCO Office in Viet Nam Michael Croft.   

An yard in Duong Lam ancient village

During a working session in Ha Noi on July 26 with Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi City People’s Committee Ngo Van Quy, Croft said UNESCO has devised a two-year working strategy in Viet Nam and affirmed the organisation will offer consultancy, rally financial resources and work towards public-private partnerships in preserving and upholding the values of cultural heritages in the capital city. 

Pham Thi Thanh Huong, head of the office’s Cultural Department, said Ha Noi is home to numerous heritages with values highly appreciated by UNESCO experts. 

According to her, Ha Noi has incorporated heritage preservation into sustainable tourism development over the years, notably in Thang Long Imperial Citadel and Duong Lam ancient village. 

UNESCO is ready to work with Ha Noi to hold scientific seminars and improve community-based tourism quality, she said. 

She hailed Ha Noi’s initiatives such as launching a pedestrian street around Hoan Kiem lake and Ha Noi Creative City and proposed that the city join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), towards becoming a global destination for intellectuals and innovation. 

Vice Chairman Quy, for his part, said Ha Noi hopes that UNESCO will continue with its studies, surveys and consultation in the process of preserving and upholding values of cultural heritages, including Duong Lam ancient village. 

On the proposal to join the UCCN, he asked the office to provide the city with more information for consideration.